Tyrese Haliburton is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is a point guard for the Indiana Pacers. He also used to play for the Sacramento Kings. Before joining the NBA, he played college basketball at Iowa State University. In 2019, he was part of the team that won gold for the US at the FIBA U-19 World Cup.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Tyrese Haliburton was born on February 29, 2000, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the United States. He stands 196 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 84 kg. He plays right-handed. His father John Haliburton works as a basketball referee. He is cousins with Eddie Jones, who also played in the NBA.
High School and College Career
He attended the Oshkosh North High School in his hometown. While playing for the school, he was named the Oshkosh Northwestern All-Area Player of the Year. He was considered a three-star recruit by the time he was a senior. He committed to play college basketball for Iowa State University. He played for them from 2018 to 2020 until he declared for the NBA.
In 2019, while in college, he represented the United States in the FIB Under 19 World Cup in Greece. The team won gold. In 2020, he was named the Second-team All-Big 12.
He joined the NBA during the 2020 NBA Draft where he was chosen by the Sacramento Kings in the first round. The team officially signed him in November of that year and he debuted for them in December 2020.
In 2021, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. A left knee injury in May 2021 had him miss the last seven games of the season. In February 2022, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers alongside Tristan Thompson and Buddy Hield.
- 2021 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
- 2020 - Second-team All-Big 12
Medals, Men’s Basketball, Representing the United State
- 2019 - Greece FIBA Under 19 WorldCup, Gold